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Congressman John Ratcliffe

Representing the 4th District of Texas

Student Program

Congressional Student Leadership Program


Rep. John Ratcliffe's Congressional Student Leadership Program provides an excellent learning opportunity for high school students in Texas' Fourth District. More specifically, the program: 

  • Allows future leaders to engage with their congressman and learn about the proper role of the federal government and functions of a congressional office.

  • Encourages critical thinking skills through the identification of problems in the community, and the evaluation of the proper role of government, if any, in addressing such concerns.

  • Develops analytical writing abilities and public speaking abilities.

  • Reinforces respect for sacrifices by our active duty and former military service members.

  • Fosters relationships with peers across the Texas' Fourth District.

For the upcoming school year, students selected for the program will participate in four meetings at their nearest district office where they will be joined together online to for educational lectures from Rep. Ratcliffe and other guest speakers, to research legislative issues, and for group presentations.  When the program concludes, the students will receive a certificate for their participation and successful completion. Specific meetings times and locations will be provided upon acceptance to the CSLP. 

How to Apply

Applications for Congressman Ratcliffe’s CSLP for the 2017 – 2018 school year have closed. Please contact our Rockwall District Office at 972.771.0100 should you have further questions.